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Install packages from GitHub

R packages

When the visibility of a repository containing an R package is set to internal or private, you need to authenticate to GitHub to access it from R. Otherwise, you will get a 404 error.

The remotes package and the renv package allow you to install R packages using the same SSH credentials you use to close repositories from GitHub.

To install a package from an internal or private repository using remotes, you can use the following code:


Alternatively, if you are using renv, you can use the following code:


In both cases, you should replace repository-name with the name of your repository.

You can use the same approach to install packages from any other public repository.

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